From the Editor
Is a popular TV show glamorizing suicide?
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series in which the main character suicides – depicted graphically in the show. We will leave it to critics to judge the value of the show as a cultural contribution. Here’s a relevant question for those of us in mental health: is this show promoting suicide?
San Diego State University John W. Ayers and his co-authors consider google searches after the show’s premiere aired, bringing data to this discussion.
13 Reason Why: Popular Show, Problematic Effect?
In this Reading, we consider their research letter and an editorial responding to it – and the larger debate about the series.